Next I used a Dylusions stencil and laid down a mono print using Dylusions spray on water color paper. I stamped a Stampendous rannuculus image in Archival ink and colored it in using Dylusions sprays in a water pen. I love the brightness and the translucency--you can see the mono print letters right through the flowers. When I opened my pink waterpen, it splattered all over my work space. I love the happy accident on the background! It reminds me of raindrops. I added a little Tumbled Glass Distress ink here and there very lightly.
Next, I rubbed some Gelatos right onto a vintage dictionary page, stamped the image again in Archival, fussy cut some of the flowers, and glued them over the first image. This gives some of the blossoms an opaque look.
The sentiment is Tim Holtz Simple Sayings. I stamped the outline in Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink and embossed it with a mixture of clear embossing powder and Stampin' Glitter. The sparkle is very subtle and so hard to pick up with the camera. I had to use this blurry shot just to pick up the sparkle.
Three of the butterflies were die cut using Tim's Butterfly Frenzy die and one was fussy cut from a greeting card. The larger butterfly is colored using 2 colors of Gelatos,high lighted with Dylusions and stamped with a Tim Holtz dictionary page from his Lost and Found set. The back of the smaller butterfly is colored using Perfect Pearls powders mixed with PPA.
I hope you enjoyed this post, and I appreciate any comments you might leave. Have a bright day! Hugs!
I would like to enter this into the following inspiring challenges:
Mixed Media World "Use Bright Colours"
Mixed Media Monthly April Challenge #11 "April Showers"
Inspiration Journal "Everything Goes"
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge "Anything Goes"
Eclectic Ellapu Pink Team "Out of Your Comfort Zone" and Purple Team "April Showers/Spring" Mono printing scares me; it never turns out for me (this was acceptable) and bright colors are something I rarely use. April showers/ spring-pretty obvious!
Creatalicious Challenges #74 "EmbossingWet or Dry" I used dry embossing using my own powder mix for the sentiment frame.
Aud Sentiment Challenge #130 "Things With Wings Plus a Sentiment"